Author Archives: MotionLive

LIVE SCRIPT LAB @ REGENT PARK FILM FESTIVAL

For the past 7 months, I’ve been facilitating a special writing intensive with the Regent Park Film Festival- WRITING THE WEB SERIES! On Saturday Nov. 18th 2017, 2PM, five talented writers will launch their pilot episodes in the LIVE SCRIPT … Continue reading

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MOTION, TARA CHASE, APANI SCREEN @ TIFF’S BLACK STAR

Really looking forward to Toronto International Film Festival’s BLACK STAR! A 6-week retrospective honoring groundbreaking Black film, Black Star will explore over a 100 years of Black filmmakers, actors and iconic films. On Friday November 3, Black Star opens with a boom … Continue reading

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A MAN’S STORY IN ZANZIBAR

Impact Award-winning short film A MAN’S STORY had the great honour of joining films from around the world on the screens of the ZIFF (Zanzibar International Film Festival). Celebrating 20 years,  ZIFF is renowned all over the world for bringing … Continue reading

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AWARD-WINNING FILM A MAN’S STORY LAUNCHED ON BRAVOFACT.COM

4 Film Festivals, 1 Best Short Film Award, and an online release! You can now watch A MAN’S STORY – directed by Fernando Arrioja, written by Motion, and starring Emmanuel Kobongo – on BRAVOFACT.com! Seven CFC (Canadian Film Centre) alums … Continue reading

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POETS ACTIVATE BAND19 GALLERY WITH SPOKEN WORD

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ACTIVATE! SPOKEN WORD at #BAND19 July 7th 2017

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MOTION TALKS BALDWIN & EALEY-RICHARDSON ON CBC’S THE NEXT CHAPTER w/ SHELAGH ROGERS

Motion talks about the similarities between James Baldwin’s Go Tell It on the Mountain and Jael Ealey Richardson’s The Stone Thrower. (photo\Zahra Siddiqui) The layers of Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin (exerpt) “What I love about this … Continue reading

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50in50: WRITING WOMEN INTO EXISTENCE in NYC!

        Really EXCITED to join 50 Black Women Writers for the internationally curated 50in50: WRITING WOMEN INTO EXISTENCE! This special event featuring an esteemed collective of women actors takes place on Sunday May 14th, 2017 in New York … Continue reading

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TORONTO HIP HOP CELEBRATES DJ RON NELSON!

    Walking on #CollegeStreet, bumped into #streetpromo for Thursday Nite’s #iwasthere event! Celebrating #Toronto #HipHop #radiohost #promoter and #pioneer DJ RON NELSON! Hosted by Theo3 & Motion >> See you there! #fantasticvoyage #CKLN881 #hiphopradio #ourstory FOLLOW @motionlive and #motionliveeye … Continue reading

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YORK U. STUDENTS STUDY THE POWER OF SPOKEN WORD

GRIOTS TO EMCEES: Spoken Word, Culture and Performance returns to York University this Spring, 2017.  During the 6-week credit course, York U. students explore the form, function and content of Spoken Word through the Diaspora – from language to rhythm, … Continue reading

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